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Magic Hour [Explicit Lyrics, Extra tracks]

Scissor Sisters Audio CD
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (53 customer reviews)
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No lesser an authority than Bono has called them “the best pop group in the world”, and their first three albums sold millions - 4.5 million in the United Kingdom alone - making them a household name everywhere from America, Japan and Australia to the UK, which they call their “spiritual home”. They have collaborated with artists as varied as Santigold, 2 Bears, Kylie ... Read more in Amazon's Scissor Sisters Store

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  • Audio CD (28 May 2012)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Explicit Lyrics, Extra tracks
  • Label: Polydor Group
  • ASIN: B007IVD9PM
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (53 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 17,923 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Baby Come Home
2. Keep Your Shoes On
3. Inevitable
4. Only The Horses
5. Year of Living Dangerously
6. Let's Have a Kiki
7. Shady Love
8. San Luis Obispo
9. Self Control
10. Secret Life of Letters
11. Somewhere
12. Miss Matronic's Magic Message (Bonus)
13. F*** Yeah (Bonus)
14. Let's Have a Kiki - DJ Nita remix (Bonus)
15. F*** Yeah - Seamus Haji remix (Bonus)

Product Description

Product Description

Magic Hour is Scissor Sister's fourth studio album and includes a diverse list of new collaborators for the band. those who feature on the album include Calvin Harris, Pharrell Williams, Diplo, Alex Rihda [BoysNoize] and Azealia Banks. The album was recorded over a year in New York and London. the album includes the single "Only The Horses", which was co-produced with Calvin Harris.

BBC Review

Scissor Sisters’ audacious cover of Pink Floyd’s Comfortably Numb sounds as fresh today as in 2004 – but can the same be said for the band themselves? 2010’s Night Work album, despite the Frankie Goes to Hollywood-like majesty of Invisible Light, sounded panicked, testing the thin line between exuberance and contrivance. Its number two chart position was hardly a disaster – but the album sold less than previous sets, leaving this fourth album with plenty to prove.

The band describes Magic Hour as "future pop" – but collaborations with Diplo, Pharrell Williams and Calvin Harris looks, on paper, more like bandwagon-jumping than any forward-thinking. But it works.

Baby Come Home, a cousin to Take Your Mama Out, opens fearlessly with honky-tonk piano, Vocoder and wasted decadence, strutting about with impenetrable confidence. The annoying Keep Your Shoes On fails to build on this, but Inevitable quickly settles into a lovely Bee Gees-recalling groove, demonstrating that when they step off the dance floor Scissor Sisters are capable of genuine vulnerability.

By its makers’ admittance, Magic Hour is a smorgasbord of styles – it hops around like a rabbit browsing the Now! series. But what comes through, to the advantage of this set, is the sense of the band really enjoying itself. From the hard-hitting synths and rapping of Shady Love through to the all-conquering, Calvin Harris-assisted Only the Horses; from the Rufus Wainwright-ish anguish of Secret Life of Letters to the dancehall of the surprisingly mesmerising Let’s Have a Kiki, Sister Sisters have recovered their debut album’s playfulness.

Every mixed bag will have its misses, and sure enough San Luis Obispo is as forgettable as Best in Me is insipid. But Self Control pounds like a lost 90s house 12", while Somewhere demonstrates commendable restraint and is the equal of their very best work. It’s such a natural closer that the extra tracks add little, F*** Yeah possessing the charm of a neighbour’s house party the night before a job interview.

Doubts dashed, Scissor Sisters have rediscovered a magic touch lacking slightly on Night Work. Their progress is marked by a developed sense of reflection, which balances their familiar flamboyance – surely to resurface with their Fraggle Rock soundtrack – quite wonderfully.

--Marcus J. Moore

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Customer Reviews

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Still gorgeous and a bit filthy 3 Nov 2013
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I know that some people have reservations because this album has gone in a pop direction, but I love it! The more I listen to it, the more I get addicted. Didn't disappoint me at all - still fabulous as ever. It was the ideal soundtrack for a party I did recently.
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5.0 out of 5 stars SCISSOR SISTERS ARE GREAT!!! 9 Oct 2013
By Rob
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I love the scissor sisters, there's no more to say, Perfect Deal!
Each album from this outrages group is different to the one before, and that's wha i like...
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Smash hit album 25 Jun 2013
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Loved 'shady love' and thought 'oh that's a brilliant tune. Scissor Sisters are back with excellent music. Enjoyed 'only the horses' but thought let's have a kiki was just astonishing. If you like these songs you will utterly love the album-sexy,fun,takes you away music-just like those sistas should be. Mmmm hmmm.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Not as good as their prevoius album. 30 Oct 2013
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Still has some great tracks though. Haven't watched the DVD that came with it yet.... Was a nice surprise to find it! Really reasonable price.
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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Absolutely love it 28 May 2012
By Stowv
Format:Audio CD
Received Saturday, added to MP3 Sunday, couldn't stop dancing on the sunlounger. Absolutely fantastic, love it and the remixes are wonderful. A very happy Scissor Sisters fan
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4.0 out of 5 stars Never fail to please. 12 May 2014
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The Sisters always put out albums packed with feel good, foot tapping, sing along tunes. A good addition to any collection.
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4.0 out of 5 stars For my mum 30 Jun 2014
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My mum is a Scissor Sisters fan so when I saw this I brought it for her as a Christmas stocking filler. Lets just say it was played all day boxing day! Good catchy little cd.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Ok but not the best album.... 3 April 2014
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Pretty good but I did not feel that it had the impact of the first two albums which were fantastic. A couple of excellent songs but I felt that quite a few were a little tired.
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